Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Woven Tea Towels

I finished weaving, and hemming the 9 towels from the JST kit - Country Renaissance Boucle towels

They were really enjoyable to weave, and because they are woven at 12 picks (threads) per inch, they were very quick to weave. 

All the towels are unique. The kit was very generous - I had lots of boucle cotton leftover.

Here are the towels fresh off the loom - about 9 yards. The towels were woven to 30", plus 2" hems with cotolin in a gold colour (it didn't come in the kit, luckily I had a coordinating colour smooth thread).

I used a piece of #10 crochet cotton to mark the end/beginning of the towels, and stitched a 3-step zig-zag on my sewing machine before cutting the towels apart.

For the loops

I used the inkle loom 

to weave about 30" of a 1/2" wide braid in cotolin. I used a pattern from here (the second one from the top).

 After weaving the towels I finished bobbins, plus odds and ends to use up the last bit of the warp. I ended up with about 10" of fabric,

 and made some little kitchen cloths. They are 2 layers, finished with the serger.

 Photos from around-

interesting clouds
fresh snow
full moon on the horizon 
Molly has been slowly, over days, carrying this big stick closer to home.
It started out as a large broken branch that we kept breaking bits off for her, this is what's left.
She seems determined to get it home.
Maggie is happy to be climbing trees
Molly seems to want to climb the tree too
today - lots of melting snow

All the best!♥︎


Sharon Kwilter said...

Those are beautiful. Congratulations on the finish.

Raewyn said...

Wow I"m impressed with how quickly you made these - and they look great :-) The braid is amazing too! Beautiful snow photos

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